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Sibling Rivalry (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 26 October 1990 (USA)
A frustrated woman's life gets even more frustrating once she gets into an affair with a man who suffers a fatal heart attack after their fling.

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Cast

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Nicholas Meany
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Iris Turner-Hunter
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Harry Turner
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Rose Turner
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Charles Turner Sr.
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Charles Turner Jr.
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Wilbur Meany
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Pat
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Dr. Casey Hunter
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Dr. Plotner
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Don, the Desk Clerk
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911 Officer
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Hotel Security Guard
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Storyline

Marjorie Turner is suffocating. Her younger sister Jeanine has no ambition, and her 8 year marriage to Harry puts her in constant competition with his family (all doctors), whom he is also competing for the affections of. One day, she snaps while food shopping, and beds a mysterious man, who die during the moment of passion. When she forgets her wallet, a vertical-blinds salesman finds it, and things get complicated from there... Written by Allison L. Venezio <YankeeSNL01@aol.com>

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26 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bratsko suparnistvo  »

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$17,854,930 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was a surprising hit in Italy where it was released under the slightly more intriguing title of "Brief Fling with a Corpse". See more »

Quotes

Marjorie Turner: It wasn't sex. It was good!
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1990 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Just a Little Lovin'
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Published by Screen-Gems EMI Music Inc.
Performed by Estelle Reiner
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uneven
15 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

If this movie had stuck with its black comedy premise all the way to the end it might have been a memorable film, as. e.g., the later "War of the Roses." As it is there is some marvellously funny dialogue in the first 2/3 of the movie, as well as some hilarious slapstick in the hotel room when Allie's and Pullman's characters are deciding how to deal with the corpse. The portrayal of the husband's all-doctor family is pretty good, too. Unfortunately all of this is wasted in pursuit of the prized Happy Ending, wherein Marjorie's infidelities are seen as a stepping stone to a fuller relationship with her chastened husband. Puh-leez.


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